Promote the health benefits of climate action and the work of OraTaiao at your workplace by putting up a flyer in your tea room and on notice boards. Just download and print out the flyers below. Choose either A4 size or go for the smaller A5 size.
- OraTaiao promotional flyer A4 size (PDF) - print out and pin up!
- OraTaiao promotional flyer A5 size (PDF) - print this out on standard A4 paper and cut in half to make A5 size.
The following briefing was sent to Ministers and Associate Ministers with portfolios in health, housing, transport, energy, building & construction, environment, agriculture, and climate change. Tackling climate change requires an all of government response.
MEDIA STATEMENT, 3 December 2020
Evidence from the latest Lancet Countdown report show that climate change induced shocks such as wildfires and heat waves are claiming lives now and unless urgent action is taken then health impacts will worsen, so it is timely our government has just declared a climate emergency, said Dr Dermot Coffey, Co-convenor, OraTaiao: NZ Climate and Health Council.Read more
People don't need educating on cycleways, just do it. Dr Dermot Coffey. Stuff news, 10 November 2020.
We need to focus on the systemic and structural barriers to climate change actions, and to make use of health expertise in our climate change response.
Viewpoint by Michael Brenndorfer. Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand, Vol 26, No 9, October 2020. Read here (PDF).
MEDIA STATEMENT, 9 October 2020
Following the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) announcement that it will commit to net zero carbon emissions by 2040, NZ health professionals are asking the NZ Government to require emissions reductions in our health sector in Aotearoa NZ.
Article by Dr Dermot Coffey. New Zealand Doctor, 7 October 2020. Read here.
Leaders need to lead on climate action. Rod Oram. Newsroom, 4 October 2020.
OraTaiao's scorecard rating political parties' policies on climate change & health is showcased in this comment piece by journalist Rod Oram. See here.
Article on New Zealand's General Election 2020 and OraTaiao's scorecard rating political parties' policies on climate change & health. Includes comments by Dr Dermot Coffey. Read here.
MEDIA RELEASE, 28 September 2020
Health professionals have expressed surprise at the silence around this century’s biggest population health threat in the 2020 general election.
“We have found that even some of our major parties have either no plans on what to do about climate change or have ones which are actively harmful. Having no good climate policy today is a bit like having no public health policy during a pandemic,” said Dr Dermot Coffey, Co-convenor of OraTaiao: NZ Climate & Health Council, on releasing an election scorecard today.Read more